I was today just too lazy to do much actual work, but I spend time on
playing with something new - this time it was Google Chart API or
better Python Google Chart module. I wanted to have some
visualisation of growth of data in Gammu phone database for a
long time and this module seemed to be good way to achieve good charts.
After a bit of playing I got following chart:
What we can see from it? Number of garbage grows very fast. Mostly it is
caused by Wammu, which asks user for feedback after some time of
active usage and this sometimes leads to duplicate records (but it also
brings information which phones are really being used).
The bad thing which is visible here is that mostly half of reports is
about unsupported phones! I think we should do something about this as
the reality is not really that bad and from my POV, most of failure
reports are caused by wrong configuration being used. I know it is
sometimes tricky to find working one especially when you use Nokia phone
with cable, where exists simply too much possibilities. It's time to
tweak up autodetection so that it can handle most of such cases (and
recent HAL features to export capabilities of modem devices might also
help in this area).